It’s over from Peoria. The White Sox collect 17 hits and beat the Mariners 11-7.
WHITE SOX NINTH: Jared Mitchell hit a double to right field off Mariners reliever Carter Capps to score Bryan Anderson and give Chicago an 11-7 lead.
MARINERS EIGHTH: Mike Jacobs‘ two-run single made it 10-5. With the bases loaded and one out, Julio Morban contributed an RBI with a walk to cut the deficit to 10-6. The White Sox then replaced struggling pitcher Santos Rodriguez with Brian Omogrosso. Vinnie Catricala hit a sacrifice fly on Omogrosso’s first pitch to cut it to 10-7.
WHITE SOX EIGHTH: Seth Loman‘s RBI single with two outs scored Drew Garcia to give the White Sox a 9-3 lead. Then, some sloppy Mariners play enabled the White Sox to go ahead 10-3. Lucas Luetge threw a wild pitch, which allowed Marcus Semien to score after Mariners catcher John Hicks launched a throw well over the head of third baseman Vinnie Catricala.
WHITE SOX SIXTH: Back-to-back homers from Gordon Beckham and Brent Morel off Mariners reliever Charlie Furbush increase the White Sox lead to 8-3.
MARINERS FIFTH: Kyle Seager‘s RBI single scored Julio Morban and cut the deficit to 6-3.
MARINERS FOURTH: Jason Bay led off with a triple and scored on Raul Ibanez‘s ground out to second base. Carlos Peguero also tripled later in the inning, but Kelly Shoppach struck out to leave him stranded on third base. White Sox lead 6-2.
WALKER BOUNCES BACK: Taijuan Walker follows a wild third inning with a 1-2-3 fourth, getting three straight fly balls to center field. In his two innings, he allowed two hits, one run, one walk, one strikeout and threw two wild pitches. He topped out at 95 mph on his fastball.
WHITE SOX THIRD: Chicago takes advantage of a wild Taijuan Walker and scores another run to take a 6-1 lead. Walker allowed singles to Dayan Viciedo (on an 0-2 pitch) and Seth Loman to start the inning, but Walker got the next two hitters out, including a strikeout of Stefan Gartell, who homered in the first inning. But Walker also threw two wild pitches in the inning, the second of which allowed Viciedo to score.
CARRAWAY’S LINE: Carraway has pitched his two innings. He gave up five earned runs on six hits, all in the first inning. He came back with a 1-2-3 second inning. He threw 42 pitches, 25 of which were strikes. Taijuan Walker is on the mound now for two innings.
MARINERS SECOND: Michael Morse, who is playing first base today, hit a solo homer to right field on a 1-2 pitch to put the Mariners on the scoreboard. It’s his third homer in 24 at-bats this spring.
WHITE SOX FIRST INNING: Chicago pounded Mariners starter Andrew Carraway, collecting five singles and a home run to start the game. Stefan Gartell hit the homer — a three-run shot — to give the White Sox a 5-0 lead.
PREGAME INJURY NEWS: Mariners reliever Josh Kinney has a stress reaction in his left ribs, and the team will rest him for the next few weeks before re-evaluating his status. A stress reaction indicates that Kinney is experiencing discomfort that could result in a stress fracture if he doesn’t shut it down for a while. The 33-year-old Kinney was 0-3 with a 3.94 ERA in 35 appearances last season. If Kinney is out for an extended period, it will open up a bullpen spot that Kameron Loe could claim if he continues to perform well.
Also, outfielder Casper Wells is experiencing a sore neck, but his status is day-to-day.